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* Sri Lankan Prime Minister warns of formation of a new LTTE military wing
Tue, May 4, 2010, 10:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 04, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M Jayaratna today (4) called for the extension of Emergency Regulations in the backdrop of the formation of a new military wing of the LTTE seeking a separate state.

He told parliament during the debate on Emergency Regulations that Tiger proxies were making preparations to convene their 'Transnational government of Tamil Eelam' in Switzerland next week to coincide with the first death anniversary of LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.

He observed that V. Rudrakumaran who acted as the legal advisor to Prabhakaran is trying to form a 'provisional transnational government of Tamil Eelam' with international support.

He further noted that LTTE sympathizers in England had formed a front called the Global Tamil Forum based on the Eelam concept.

"All these forces are trying to carve out a separate state in Sri Lanka. They are acting in different ways to achieve their sinister targets. There are intelligence reports in this regard," he said.

According to the PM, LTTE operatives in the international sphere are trying to provide financial and material aid to LTTE members who are now silent in Sri Lanka after the war victory.

Therefore, he said the greatest challenge confronting the country is to defeat these LTTE networks operating outside the country.

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